Preface. Birkhoff & Mac Lane’s Algebra is a brilliant book. I should probably spend some time with it again, actually. Also, I apologize for such a. This book presents modern algebra from first principles and is accessible to undergraduates or graduates. It combines standard materials and necessary. Documents Similar To Saunders Mac Lane, Garret Birkhoff Algebra Mathematics Form and Function. Uploaded by. jacinto [Charles C. Pinter] a Book.

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Wonderful, this way I can get a number of answers and draw my conclusions from there! If you want an older book written by a master expositor and mathematician, then I think Herstein works better than Mac Lane.

Still other arrangements are possible. Hungerford’s Algebra is a pretty good book, but the author includes little about homological algebra, and the only time you see the word “representation” is when discussing category theory.

His problems and his organization of linear algebra were especially timely. I guess some reviewers have read all pages and worked all the problems? Ams Chelsea Publishing Hardcover: What alfebra students today can Algebra be used for?

Contains some good algehra. For example, a semester or quarter course covering linear algebra may be based on Chaptersthe real and complex fields being emphasized.

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But I’d sure keep one on reserve in the library for my students to browse. These new directions involve algebraic geometry, computers, homology, and representations A Survey birkhiff Modern Algebra has been rewritten as Mac Lane-Birkhoff, AlgebraMacmillan, New York,and this version introduces categorical methods; category theory emerged from algebraic algebrw, but was then used by Grothendieck to revolutionize algebraic geometry.


Motivation, examples, clear writing, reasonable exercises, they are all there. Also a very well-made book–so call me stupid. Also, I apologize for such a long response. Some people mistakenly believe they cannot. Sign up using Email and Password. Sign up using Facebook. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that algebbra have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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It does this by discussing examples of mathematical systems or situations already partially familiar to the student, isolating important properties of these as postulates, and deducing some of the consequences of these postulates.

Suggestions I am less sure what makes a really excellent graduate course in terms of extant texts. The truth, though, is that undergraduates are fairly unlikely to read their textbook. There are other fairly popular graduate algebra texts that do not cover all the presumed topics, however.

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Would it be a good introduction to the subject?

We have websites like Math Stack Exchange where we can ask users for opinions, but it would be nice to have many more bibliographies of mathematical subjects than there currently are.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The classical algebra is nicely embedded in this structure, as are also applications to other fields of thought. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Get to Know Us.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. On the other hand, calculus has been pushed into high school, and introductory courses are substantially easier and less rigorous than in the days of Apostol, Courant, and Spivak. Sign up using Facebook.

It is a unified and birkhoff introduction to modern algebra. English Choose a language for shopping. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I had taught out of most of the extant books. There are today major directions that either did not exist over 60 years ago, or that were not then recognized to be so important.

I think these principles in lecture and text, along with hard work by the students, lots of student-student communication including some forced working togethersome student-professor communication including some forced communication, e. He gives a lot of examples. Read more Read less.